About the Commissioner
Jessica Robertson was re-appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017 to serve as the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration. In this role, she is responsible for a 200+ employee organization that manages various state wide functions including procurement, public works, facilities management, fleet services, real estate, state surplus and minority and women’s business enterprise. Robertson was originally appointed in 2013 under Governor Mike Pence for this Cabinet-level position.
Prior to this role, Robertson served as the State of Tennessee’s first chief procurement officer where she led the centralization of professional services and commodity procurement functions by creating the innovative and strategic Central Procurement Office. In her nearly two years leading the Central Procurement Office, Jessica and her team identified savings over $100 million.
Previous to that position, she served as deputy commissioner over procurement in Indiana where she led a team that streamlined the state’s approach to the purchasing of goods and services.
Jessica joined the public sector in 2005 as a Governor’s Fellow under Governor Mitch Daniels. In 2011, she was recognized as Graduate of the Last Decade from Indiana State University and was a member of the 2009 Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.
Jessica holds a BS in finance from Indiana State University and is currently seeking her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana State University.